Dana Wilkey

Dana charts her wild life and puts this season to bed.

on Feb 14, 20120

In regards to Taylor, nobody has walked in her shoes and no one should judge her until they have. I still stand by what I said on the show -- if my friend says it, then it happened. I love you Taylor and am so glad you're in my life.

Also I too think Ken is hot, but I would not shag him because he is married, unlike a certain cast mate of mine. LOL.

Some people are wondering whether I would come back next season and for the record I would! This "friend" has some unfinished business with these women. Let's hope I get a chance too!

Tweet me @danawilkey I answer, and get your new Dana fix at danawilkey.com updated weekly.

263 comments
Marshel
Marshel

Fellow New England girl finds herself in Bev Hills.. Dana's hilarious, outspoken and often vulgar but so much fun to watch.. Love that live and let live attitude. 

bchie
bchie

Pam/dana

Congrats on your Triumphant Return.......

Bitter looks good on you!!!

Tauscuppy
Tauscuppy

I feel kind of sorry for you, you obviously have low self esteem, and just want everyone to like you. Always trying to fit in with the popular girls, did you learn nothing in high school? popular is irrelevant in REAL GROWN UP LIFE! 

RHOallCITYSfreek
RHOallCITYSfreek

Do you realize that even people WITH money DONT care how much you paid for anything?  Did you grow up in a trailer park and never had a thing and now you have to tell everyone how much you paid for something?  I have plenty of money, however when I brag to people I brag about how much I saved!! Not how much I spent for my new Bentley!!  Get it!!??

kcglass
kcglass

You must be so jealous of Brandi even though she doesn't have sunglasses that cost $25,000.00. She has class, style, brains, personality and humor.  All things you can't buy...obviously or you would have them.

Carma500
Carma500

The shows "housewives" have given rich people a bad name, it has shown so many rich people have no class and are anything but ladies. Most will not agree with me, but pointing at your glasses and stating how much they cost, was surprising but was so funny, come on those ladies flash their designer dresses, the expensive hotel homes, you instead of shoving your riches in what they consider to be a classy way, chose to be true, you deserve to be proud of yourself, you deserve to have women like me wish I had just the amount you paid for those glasses in my bank. You are great do not change, your fun and your real.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

I believe Dana is starting up or already has her  own reality show in England. I think it is called Rich and Ditched. Don't know the status of it. Sounds like a show quite similar to this one...a bunch of rich ladies gathering together with Dana as the central persona. I guess she might be the Lisa of this show. I am sure she will want it to be sucessful and not be the groveling knee crawler she was on this show.

It would be interesting to check it out...if its not a rip off of this show.

soulle.faxx
soulle.faxx

Thank you Bravo, for not bringing Dana back.  I wasn't going to watch if she was on it.  

PsychicGem13
PsychicGem13

OMG!!! Thought they'd do a better job of replacing you... BUT Brandi and Yolanda... Oh GOD... Give me $25,000 anytime... I laughed that one up... Hope you're well

Bonz25
Bonz25

The show is so much better this year!  Nuff said

RHFortWorth
RHFortWorth

Dana, I really appreciated your explanation of where you come from and that you made it on your own. Good for you! I wish you were a regular on the show. I really enjoy your personality.

laylamoore_973
laylamoore_973

Dana, I have to admitt that I couldn't STAND you with the, "Have you heard? $25,000", and your excuse on the reunion for your behavior was "SEE THROUGH" with the "I was rich AND poor" excuse.. NO sympathy here babe.....

 

What I DID see  about your character  was how committed you were about Taylor's abuse, I saw you in a different light!

 

Dana, you were sensitive, understanding and supportive and I wanted you to be a re-occuring figure on the show.. "IF MY GIRL SAID IT... IT HAPPENED"!!!!! I will always have a soft spot for you after that comment, and I'm very harsh on everyone..

msrotti
msrotti

I just like you.  You have a wonderful sense of humor.  Your a friends friend.

twj
twj

So glad you are not back for another season.  You were not really in last season, you just blogged as if you were!

abigail-3
abigail-3

Dana .. You just follow the crowd. Do you even think for yourself? Just because others ( Taylor, Kyle, and Kim acted like complete childish idiots, did you have to follow the flow of stupidity?  I guess if Taylor jumped off a bridge you would to minus your head being as it is so far up her A**!

polishmom
polishmom

So glad you're not back this season.  Maybe Bravo does listen to the viewers.

@Lyndi1
@Lyndi1

So many incredibly hateful, rude comments posted here most likely keep you from reading them, but on the off chance that you do, I wanted an opportunity to express my loving thoughts! There have only been 2 episodes this season, (west coast time here!) and I really miss seeing you! I found you to be such a delightful, colorful, much needed addition to an otherwise rather uptight cast of characters! I'm hoping your life is full of all things good & wish you the absolute best in all of your endeavors! You're such a doll in my book with a personality that's delicious! Hope to see you sometime, somewhere!

 

juka
juka

Brandi is so much better than you. What are you even doing here? You have nothing of value to offer.

Bchhippie
Bchhippie

Did you hear/see the GREAT News.... BRANDI is FULL TIME!!! Imagine that... We the Viewers are sooooooo happy Bravo made such a wise decision....

milliebm
milliebm

Dana, you come accross as the girl in school who just tried to hang with the popular girls.  Your dislike towards Brandi is for the one comment she made about your ex-partner.  You kind of put it out there saying he was away a lot!!  Yes she made a risque response. But, anyone truly confident about their relationship would have shrugged it off and made a like response back. Obviously, it hit a little deep as there was more going on behind the scenes and you were vunerable.  Not Brandi's fault, stop punishing her for having a sense of humor!!

claudiaruggles
claudiaruggles

I miss you... you clearly have the kindest heart of all!  So witty, funny, and kind.  Not everyone "got" you, but I did... I hope you'll make a cameo at the very least!   xoxo

Dallas Viewer
Dallas Viewer

Dana,

You are one very complex person. You do know how to laugh and have fun, but sometimes, you are rude.

I see that you are very good friends with Taylor. She is another person that I cannot figure out at all. I could see no love for her from her husband, Russell, but he is dead now and cannot defend himself. Surely he had SOME good qualities. Taylor's daughter, Kennedy, is a major brat...and she seems to have no idea how to discpline her. Taylor seems to let Kennedy have her way all the time. Set some basic rules for her. Otherwise, she will grow up thinking she can always have her own way. No wonder she is such a brat! After watching now for 2 seasons, I have a hard time having much sympathy for Taylor. She cannot seem to get her stories straight, for one thing. I can see why many of the other housewives were also confused by her.

Unlike some viewers think, maybe you could be on the show periodically, so we can maybe get to know you better.

s_shelagh
s_shelagh

Dana Listen to your shoes.. Its what all of us think of you, Thanks for the blog.. on the shoes... Shannon

melanie jayne
melanie jayne

There is such a big difference between money and class, and you can't buy class. Give up.

snickers
snickers

I will watch if you are on it. You have great spunk and the show needs it. Go get em TIGER......

Nicejanet4
Nicejanet4

Wow, I really don't like you, at all. I hope your not part of the show next season. You're not even likeable for the "love to hate" character. Re-wording Harrison Fords' famous line.....GET OFF MY....TV!

MiMiof3
MiMiof3

Pam/Dana?

I take great offense to your 'high-class-heels' with the "F.... you" on the side. I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt until you so blatently brought them to the viewers attention.

Do yourself a big favor and watch ALL of the tapes again -- then return the $25,000 sunglasses, use that money to hire a therapist, a life-coach and a psychologist. Please take the necessary time to take a good look at yourself and make some good changes. If for nothing else, do it for your little boy!

THEN, apologize to Brandi! (And if you are a big enough person, apologize to the viewers for those tacky shoes with the terrible message on them).

UK OK
UK OK

Did you really just say 'shag' ....What would you girls say if Brandi had said that! ("Classless"?!) If you need reminding Brandi was/is joking about Ken im sure she doesnt actually want to steal him from Lisa?!! - she HAS a sence of humour wether you get it or not, dont make her out to be malicious when she is free enough of a spirit to make light hearted jokes.

Shiny
Shiny

First you say you were poor and on your own at 15 and then in the next sentence on the reunion you say you went to live with your rich father so you were a part of both worlds.Try to get your storys straight becuse you obviously were not on your own at 15 if you then went to live with your dad after leaving your moms. No woder you and Taylor are friends you are both pretentious liars.

Gulf Coast Girl
Gulf Coast Girl

Just saw the last reunion show, and once again, you were revealed to be rude, unintelligent, and irrelevant in terms of this show. BRAVO, PLEASE BRING BRANDI BACK NEXT YEAR AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO FILL WHATEVER ROLE DANA WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE!

DREAP
DREAP

You claim that your actions toward Brandi on game time were in defense of Kim and her children, yet you joined the other girls at kyle's charity party in bashing Brandi? What's your excuse now? Everyone can see how desperate you are in trying to fit in with the "popular girls." Guess things haven't changed since your childhood. If you are as strong of a woman as you claim to be that built a name for herself on her own, then why need to act like a little puppy begging for attention?

Sop
Sop

I hope you don't take all these comments too personally. Some are really harsh.

But you do come across on tv as trying really desperately to fit in with Kyle and Kim. And it seems like you are willing to reject people Kyle doesn't like. That's just what it looks like. It also appears that you'll do anything to stay relevant - like join in on bashing, tell Taylor she doesn't have friends, and just generally try to gt on camera. That's just what it looks like. But I'm curious - why weren't you in Hawaii?

babyzzz65
babyzzz65

You are so real, in telling everyone a bit about your upbringing. I really enjoyed you "Pam", I hope Bravo makes you a permandent addition. I think your GREAT!, Spunky, and Fun!

Frybreadlady
Frybreadlady

I want to help you with a party dana! I love your work!

604jackie
604jackie

Congrats on your weight loss! I am also trying to shed some pounds and find it quite difficult. I am only 5 feet so it is very easy to look "chubby" and hard to lose weight even with cardio sessions 4 times per week.

I haven't seen enough of you to really be a fan or not. Definitely some questionable comments like the $25k sunglasses or lollipop holder, but it seems like you are a loyal friend. The sucking up to the bully sisters during game night versus Brandi (the true victim) was hard to watch. You repeating it during the reunion was even harder to watch. You can not seriously think that Brandi poking at the truth of Kim continuously going to the washroom was justification for how Kim and Kyle treated her from blatantly saying they did not want her on her team and hiding her crutches. Your perspective is obviously biased because you suck their ass and Brandi is the new girl. The clips of you wanting to go to Hawaii and saying that's what friends do to Kyle while she rolled her eyes was hilarious.

I can see the good in you and your child hood story provided some light to your personality, but there is more to life than money and fame and I hope that you show a more real you than this fake one.

LouisVuitton
LouisVuitton

Dana ~ You claim that you and Taylor are really good friends. I was so surprised that she never told you about the abuse. Something just doesn't add up?

viewer25
viewer25

Dana is realistic and refreshing and definitly what every group of housewives need to remind them that strong, intelligent women are better than being snotty and pretenious.

sneakers
sneakers

Again,one word sums up your contribution to this season's Housewives: irrelevant

LaurieAnn
LaurieAnn

You were repugnant on game night - you need to own that.

Not buying it
Not buying it

How can you say you pulled yourself up from poverty when you claim your father was rich? Pulling yourself up means you did ALL the earning yourself not moving from the poor crowd to the rich. Remember, $$$ can't buy you class.

balmoralgal
balmoralgal

Why were you referring to yourself as a GUY again and again? Btw, kindly follow Brandi's advice, and WATCH the Game Night episode again! KIM and KYLE started it by being an immature pair of mean girls and Kim loudly and clearly said she DID NOT want Brandi on her team, for NO GOOD reason. Brandi just made an observation about Kim's frequent visits to the powder room, and they willingly ganged up on her and you, the hostess, joined in. If you found her offensive for joking about your fiance's faithfulness, then you shouldn't have invited her. Instead, you looked simply and blatantly immature and with an intended ulterior motive by inviting her and gladly humiliating her 1st chance you got. If you're going to try to be a part of the elite group, please learn proper etiquette. As a hostess, you're supposed to make sure that ALL your guests are happy and that they feel welcome. If you had a problem with her then you should have taken her aside and calmly asked her to leave. Instead you asked Kyle to "Make her stop!" in a girlish manner. Really, and you're a party planner? Yikes, Dana, you really need to reevaluate why and where you attach your loyalties.

Not Kyle fan
Not Kyle fan

Dana the first thing about being a classy lady (according to Emily Post) is never make anybody feel bad -particularly a guest!!!! You ganged against Brandi, "just to belong" but lady you really don't belong there, that is the sad reality, better go to Jerry Springer show.

SanFranGirl
SanFranGirl

Oh, poor Dana. Delusional, party of 1. You cannot win anyone over bragging about or exaggerating what you've got. You and Taylor are perfect together. Mazel!

Elsa50501
Elsa50501

 @laylamoore_973 So, I agree that Dana has great character as far as her support for Taylor.  (Although Taylor gets on my nerves because of her personality and repeated poor decision making).  However, you can be a good person and still be boring to watch on TV.  Glad she's not back, but not for lack of character.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

 @juka

 Geeze that was a low blow. I like Brandi too but I don't think we ever got to see who the real Dana even is last season. I think she was so busy trying to fit in that she got lost in the shuffle of wannabes. I am sure she is a swell person.